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5 Times Sports Stars Nodded Off In The Heat Of The Action

5 Times Sports Stars Nodded Off In The Heat Of The Action
By Gavan Casey
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 In celebration of innovative portable hotel company Snoozebox offering Irish rugby fans an incredibly convenient way of staying right next to the action at the 2015 Rugby World Cup, we decided to compile our five favourite moments where athletes, quite simply, went for a nap at the wrong time.

There'll be no danger of that for Ireland fans in Cardiff tomorrow or throughout the tournament, but when bed does beckon after a day of high octane RWC action, Snoozebox will be offering the alternative way to stay in the Welsh capital - where Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, France and Wales will feature throughout the tournament.

Starting at just £19, Snoozebox will offer a comfortable stay for match-going fans and are a cheap alternative to the usual hotel hassle, so if you've caught wind of tickets but don't fancy trawling through about 50 Welsh hotels for a place to stay, take the plunge and head to Cardiff. Why miss the World Cup when it's so close to home?

Just don't get too comfortable, like some of these lads:

5) Peter Enckelman doubles Birmingham's lead over arch rivals Aston Villa


The big Fin looks like a fish out of water as he's caught daydreaming during a throw-in. Birmingham went on to win 3-0 at St. Andrews.


4) Uzzy Ahmed dances himself to sleep



What a legend this man is. Ashley Sexton's KO1 was actually the only knockout defeat of Uzzy's career.

3) High school quarterback pulls 'the zombie.'



Fear the Walking Dead.

Given the month that's in it and Ireland's kick off in Cardiff tomorrow, we finish our round-up with two of our favourite rugby clips of all time...

2) Sam Vesty proves he's no Usain Bolt vs Leicester Tigers


The Bath fly-half gets caught acting the maggot and held up by Tom Varndell beyond the line. Unsurprisingly, he ended his playing career aged 31 to become assistant coach at Worcester Warriors, where, to this day, he warns players to never 'pull a Sam Vesty.'


1) Juan Manuel Leguizamón goes nap-nap in mid-air during the London derby


He even pretends to be asleep as he lands vs London Wasps at the Madejski Stadium in 2007. That did not look like a soft landing.

So to make sure you fall asleep in the right place without any hassle or headlines - Snoozebox is the answer for your last minute trip to support the Irish team. Sure there are no other hotels left in Wales!


Snoozys - pop-up inflatable sleeping pods



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